Since Amazon announced its new line of Kindle Fire tablets, there’s been confusion over whether the company would allow users to avoid seeing “Special Offer” promotions on their lock screens. According to CNET, an Amazon spokesperson has now confirmed that there is no system for disabling ads on new models of the Kindle Fire.
Amazon is mistaken. I haven’t seen a single ad on a Kindle Fire, ever. And I’m pretty sure I will never say one in the future either.
Flynt specifically wants to see, “tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships,” according to a statement. If the publisher makes that reward in ‘Bitcoin’ and if it’s not a hoax — hackers claim to be holding Mitt Romney’s tax returns hostage for a ransom of $1 million. However, that appears to be a hoax or a badly played out soap opera.
Flynt’s offer will play out in a full-page ad on the Sunday edition of the Washington Post. Another ad will be placed in the Tuesday edition of USA Today.
“What is he hiding?” Flynt asks. “Maybe, now, we’ll find out.”
Almost nine months on from the raids that took down Megaupload and bizarrely some of the world’s biggest record labels still think that the site is hosting infringing content. In a clear sign that anti-piracy companies aren’t bothering to carry out even the most rudimentary checks before they send DMCA notices, Google is receiving daily takedown demands not only for Megaupload, but also Demonoid, BTjunkie, and other dead file-sharing services.